• Conference in Honor of Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, January 1998
  • NORMA 98, June 1998
  • ICOTS-5, June 1998
  • ALM5, July 1998
  • Teaching in mathematics, July 1998
  • PME22, July 1998
  • Third International DERIVE and TI-92 Conference, July 1998
  • ICMI-EARCOME 1, August 1998
  • International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM-98, August 1998
  • ICTMA 9, July-August 1999
  • Third European Congress of Mathematics, July 2000
  • ICME-9, July-August 2000

  • Conference in Honor of Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, January 1998

    The International Study Group on the Relations Between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (HPM) and the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics (ISGEm) will jointly sponsor a conference in honor of the 65th birthday of Ubiratan D'Ambrosio, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus at the University of Campinas in Brazil, to take place on Tueday 6th January, 1998, at the Omni Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Among the spekaers are Marcia Asher, John Fauvel, Paulus Gerdes, Reuben Hersh, and Dirk Struik.

    To register for the conference, send your name, addresses (mail and e-mail) and phone numbers, along with a check for US$ 50 to

    Karen Dee Michalowicz,
    5885 Glen Forest Drive,
    Falls Church,
    VA 22041, USA.

    The check should be made payable to HPM.

    For further information, please contact

    Professor Victor Katz,

    NORMA 98, June 1998

    The 2nd Nordic Conference on Mathematics Education will be held at Agder College, Kristiansand, Norway, 5-9 June 1998. The first conference, NORMA 94, was held in Lahti, Finland in 1994.

    The theme of the conference is Theory into Practice. NORMA 98 is aimed for teacher educators, researchers in mathematics education, and teachers of mathematics, in particular from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The conference language is English. The programme will consist of five main lectures (given by Maria Luiza Cestari, Norway; Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, the Netherlands; Konrad Krainer, Austria; Jan Wyndhamn, Sweden; and Michal Yerushalmy, Israel). Besides there will be 60-90 minutes workshops, 30 minutes paper presentations, as well as discussions and poster sessions. Participants who want to submit proposals for a workshop, a paper or a poster are requested to send an abstract no later than 1 March 1998 of a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 pages. Abstracts should be sent to

    The Programme Committee of NORMA 98,
    c/o Gard Brekke
    Telemark College, N-3670 Notodden
    fax: +47 35 02 66 98, e-mail: gard.brekke@hit.no

    Further information and a request form for the 2nd announcement can be obtained from the following internet address:


    or by e-mail:


    ICOTS-5, June 1998

    The Fifth International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics takes place at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 21-26 June, 1998, under the auspices of The International Statistical Institute (IS) and the Singapore National Academy of Science.

    Updated information about the scientific programme can be obtain from


    For matters concerning the scientifc programme, please contact the

    Chair of The International Programme Committee
    Brian Phillips,
    Swinburne University of Technology,
    School of Mathematical Sciences,
    P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn 3122, VIC,
    fax: +61 3 9819 0821
    e-mail: bphillips@swin.edu.au

    For organisational matters, please contact the

    Chair of the Local Organising Committee,
    Soon Teck Wong,
    e-mail: teckwong@nailhost.net.sg

    or the Secretary
    Chua Tin Chiu,
    e-mail ecsicots@nus.sg

    ALM5, July 1998

    ALM (Adults Learning Maths) is an international forum bringing together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics by adults. The fifth ALM conference, ALM5, 1998, will be held near Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1-3 July 1998.

    Information about the conference is available from the ALM Newsletter on the Goldsmiths College website:


    For further information, please contact

    Mieke van Groenestijn
    Hogeschool van Utrecht
    Institute of Higher Education
    Faculty of Education
    P.O. Box 14007,
    NL-3508 SB Utrecht
    fax: +31 30 25 18 186
    e-mail: mieke.v.groenestijn@feo.hvu.nl

    Teaching in mathematics, July 1998

    An International Conference of the title indicated above will take place 3-6 July 1998 in the island of Samos, Greece. The main objective of the conference is to examine new ways of teaching undergraduate mathematics. It will provide a unique and centralised forum and bring together faculty members from various countries who are committed to introducing and using innovative teaching methods. The conference will be of great interest to mathematics faculty as well as to anyone involved in the teaching and learning process of undergraduate mathematics. Conference themes include: Integration of computing technology; Innovative ways of teaching; Reform issues related to calculus and other math courses; Distance learning technologies; Assessment of student learning; The role of mathematics in other disciplines.

    For further information, please contact the

    conference chair:
    Ignatios Vakalis
    Department of Math & Computer Science, Capital University
    e-mail: ivakalis@capital.edu

    or consult the World Wide Web at

    PME22, July 1998

    The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME22, will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 12-17 July 1998. The theme of the conference is Diversity and Change in Mathematics Education.

    Stellenbosch is a historic town in the heart of the Cape winelands, about 50 km from Cape Town. Affectionately known as the 'town of oaks' due to the many beautiful oak tress lining its streets, it is renowned for its beauty, serenity, architecture, culture and art.

    For further information you may visit the PME22 website at


    or contact

    Alwyn Olivier, Conference Chair
    Faculty of Education
    University of Stellenbosch,
    Stellenbosch 7600
    fax: +27 21 948 6686
    e-mail: aio@akad.sun.ac.za

    Third International DERIVE and TI-92 Conference, July 1998

    This conference will be held 14-17 July 1998, on the campus of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Papers submitted for consideration by the Conference Committee should reach conference organiser Professor Carl Leinbach (see below) no later than 15 November 1997. For further information please contact either of the following conference organisers

    Carl Leinbach,
    Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17235,
    e-mail: leinbach@gettysburg.edu


    Bert K. Waits,
    Mathematics Department, The Ohio State University
    231 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
    e-mail: waitsb@math.ohio-state.edu

    ICMI-EARCOME 1, August 1998

    The First ICMI East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (ICMI-EAR- COME 1) will be held 17-21 August 1998 at the Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea. See announcement elsewhere in this Bulletin.

    International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM-98, August 1998

    This congress will be held, under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union, 18-27 August 1998 in Berlin, Germany.

    The Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee consists of
    President: M. Grötschel, Berlin
    Vice-President: M. Aigner, Berlin
    Honorary President: F. Hirzebruch, Bonn
    Treasurer: J. Sprekels, Berlin
    Secretary General: J. Winkler, Berlin

    The International Programme Committee is chaired by Phil. J. Griffiths, Princeton, USA.

    The current plans for the congress include the following sections:

    1. Logic
    2. Algebra
    3. Number Theory and Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry
    4. Algebraic Geometry
    5. Differential Geometry and Global Analysis
    6. Symplectic Geometry and Hamiltonian Theory
    7. Topology
    8. Lie Groups and Lie Algebra
    9. Analysis
    10. Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
    11. Partial Differential Equations
    12. Mathematical Physics
    13. Probability and Statistics
    14. Combinatorics
    15. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science
    16. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
    17. Applications
    18. Control Theory and Optimization
    19. Teaching and Popularization of Mathematics
    20. History of Mathematics.

    Further information about ICM-98 can be obtained through the World Wide Web, through URL:


    ICTMA 9, July-August 1999

    The 9th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA 9, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 July - 3 August 1999. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the presenttion and exchange of information, experiences, opinions and ideas relating to the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematcal modelling, mathematical models and applications of mathematics. People engaged in research or practice in these topics at secondary and higher levels of education are invited to participate, present papers or conduct workshops. There will also be provision for those who would like to make a poster presentation of work in progress or of smaller scope than would warrant a full paper or workshop.

    For further information, please consult


    or the

    Chair of the Programme Committee,
    Professor Joao Filipe Matos
    Departamento de Educacao,
    Faculdade de Ciencias
    Universidade de Lisboa
    Campo Grande C1
    1700 Lisboa
    fax: +351 1 7500082
    e-mail: joao.matos@fc.ul.pt or ictma9@fc.ul.pt

    Third European Congress of Mathematics, July 2000

    The Third European Congress of Mathematics will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 10-14 July, 2000. Further information will be released in due course.

    ICME-9, July-August 2000

    The Ninth International Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME-9, is going to be held 31 July - 7 August 2000, at the Chiba Convention Centre, Makuhari, at the Tokyo Bay, near Narita Airport. Further information will be available in forthcoming issues of this Bulletin.